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US imposes record $7.5 billion tariffs on EU

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Washington, Oct 18 (AFP) The United States slapped tariffs on a record USD 7.5-billion worth of European goods Friday, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets. The tariffs, which took effect at 0001 in Washington (0401 GMT), were imposed despite pleas from European officials for a last-minute reprieve and French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warning of retaliation. (AFP) PMS PMS

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